New York minute

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n New York minute a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat) "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
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Quotations

  • Thomas Wolfe
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    “One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.”

Idioms

New York minute - (USA) If something happens in a New York minute, it happens very fast.
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Usage

In literature:

He said he skated once from Albany to New York in an hour and eighty minutes.
"Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa 1883" by George W. Peck
Just a few minutes, that is all I ask, and I will guarantee that you will be the happiest man in New York to-morrow.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
It was probable that there was not at that minute in New York a human being so destitute.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
The poor darling got a telephone message just twenty minutes ago to come back to New York to-night.
"Blue-grass and Broadway" by Maria Thompson Daviess
There isn't enough of it in New York to keep all these people normal for five minutes.
"The End of Time" by Wallace West
A minute later he emerged upon the roof of the Airways building, one of the tallest of New York's mid-town sky-scrapers.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
Philadelphia would be brought within forty-five minutes of New York; Washington within two hours instead of the present five.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
Now if you recall the fact, I did not decide to go to New York to-night till the last minute.
"An Artist in Crime" by Rodrigues Ottolengui
Flew in from New York about ten minutes ago and was just changing my clothes.
"Ghost Beyond the Gate" by Mildred A. Wirt
In that part of New York you are at liberty to cover a mile in two minutes.
"The Pace That Kills" by Edgar Saltus
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In news:

The school is in a residential, wooded neighborhood about 90 minutes north of New York City.
New York City has no shortage of boutique chains that can give you tasty, healthier fare in a matter of minutes.
This Sept 20, 2005, file photo shows "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney in New York CBS says Rooney died Friday, Nov 4, 2011, at age 92.
After thirty minutes, the waitress could not take anymore of my New York French.
Defense made it possible for quarterback Tim Tebow to become a final- minute hero in the Broncos' 17-13 win Thursday night over the New York Jets.
Roughly 300 NHL players are in New York for last-minute talks with the league to avoid a lockout.
New York City, tells her concerned clients to try to sweat at least 20 minutes a day.
After thirty minutes, the waitress could not take anymore of my New York French .
LaShanda Armstrong, the New York mother who drowned herself and three of her children, left a chilling goodbye on Facebook just minutes before she drove her minivan into the Hudson River Tuesday.
With his flight back to New York delayed due to Hurricane Sandy, composer Scott Alan held a last-minute concert at London's Hippodrome Nov 2.
Roughly 300 NHL players are in New York for last -minute talks with the league to avoid a lockout.
Filth and Wisdom * * (out of four) Stars: Eugene Hutz, Holly Weston, Vicky McClure, Richard E Grant Director: Madonna Distributor: IFC Films Unrated Running time: 1 hour, 24 minutes Opens Friday in New York.
The Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons in the State of New York offers free identification cards that take only a few minutes to complete.
On Wednesday night, Canoe Studios hosted "A Year in a New York Minute," an exhibition and charity silent auction of photographs taken by Tyson Chandler.
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is expanding "60 Minutes" into cable television for the first time with a monthly version of the newsmagazine on Showtime devoted solely to sports.
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In science:

John Wiley & Sons, New York; 1993, The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe, 2d ed..
Unified Description of Plausible Cause and Effect of the Big Bang
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